Day 4: FINAL – Noosa Dolphins v Takapuna Grammar School
Takapuna Grammar School - 18 def. Noosa Dolphins - 10Match #19 for the week, the Final, shaped up to be a cracker of trans-Tasman rivalry. Takapuna Grammar opened proceedings with a well-worked try down the left wing, but the advantage was soon nullified through a brilliant run by the Noosa Dolphins #10, weaving through multiple defenders to score a great individual try. A third try was scored in the opening 12 minutes, with TGS not to be outdone, dotting down another try on their left wing. In the shadows of half time, Takapuna punted over a long range penalty goal to take the score to 15-5 at the break. The second half was even more competitive, with Noosa first to score with a deft try in the corner. The Dolphins' outside backs showed great skills with fast, accurate passing, and the winger (#23 - intercept star of the Semi Final) putting up an excellent right fend to score a deserved try. The try went unconverted, and both teams wrestled for control and territory for the bulk of the half. Nearing full time, Takapuna took a penalty shot at goal to get themselves ahead by more than a converted try. The penalty successful, the score reached 18-10, which it remained until the final whistle. Takapuna Grammar School thus became champions for 2012, and the Noosa Dolphins runners up. Congratulations to both teams on excellent tournaments.